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mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of equipping
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that nelson mandela set. so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. to my his family michelle and i ex -- to his family, michelle and i share our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this man with us. his life's work meant long days away from those who loved him most and i only home the time spent with it him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family. to the people in south africa we draw strength from the example of renewal and reconciliation and resilience that you made real. a free south africa at peace with itself, that's an example to the world and that's madeva's legacy to the nation that he loved. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love, to never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now let us pause and give thanks to the fact that nelson mandela lived, a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justic
the beginning of a week-long program of mourning in his memory. let's go right now to nbc's michelle koh zin ski, who's in the middle of it all. michelle, a good evening your time. what are we seeing? >> reporter: hi, alex. right here this was a fence lined with some flowers outside the mandela property. now it has become several large hills full of flowers lined with people. you can imagine in churches around the world today mandela was mentioned. here today people were basically encouraged to do their own thing, to reflect on the melgszage of this champion of freedom. but in enormous numbers, people felt much better gathering together, includingmembers of mandela's family. it had the feeling of a sunday revival. here a few hundred gathered in a tent at mandela's offices, anything but quietly reflective, full of joy. >> we don't mourn quiet. we need to celebrate. we need to celebrate his life. >> reporter: the gospel choir that performed so many times for mandela in life, felt his loss. >> he will come and be telling us to feel at ease, how much he loves us. >> reporter: there were many service
husband's money. she admitted to using drugs, but denied being a regular user. michelle kaczynski has more. >> reporter: another day of grilling on the stand. her strong voice often trembling. she admitted she used cocaine a handful of times in the past when her first husband one dying of cancer and only once with her current husband, denying there were credit cards and rolled up bills with white powder on her desk, or that she was an every day user. people that do that are a lot thinner than i am. she admitted to smoking marijuana, the odd joint she said, including at times, with or in front of her teenage children. this was also her chance to publicly and repeatedly rip into sanchi during their marriage meltdown calling him bullying. shamed, isolated, in fear and just unhappy. she had drawers of sxanax. they spent a million dollars on themselves, then lied to her husband saying it feels like i am on trial. the personal assistants are on trial here. they pled not guilty. her ex-husband said he blames her for their spending and for her occasional drug use, she blames him, making this fraud
, had president obama before he was president met nelson mandela, michelle obama, the first lady and both daughters spent time with him in south africa at his home, of course, this towering moral authority, a man who had visitors from all over the world, especially in his later years when his health started to fail and they had to go to him. world reaction, of course, is just now starting as the news broke so late local time in south africa. the white house quickly reacting to this news, the confirmation from south africa, president zuma having announced it on live television. let's look in on the white house briefing room where we are expecting the president. chuck todd is there. chuck, we have had occasions where we thought the news was coming. sadly, there's no turning it away. >> you'll remember when we traveled with the president to south africa about six months ago, at that time, there s lot of concern about nelson mandela's health then. it very much dominated the conversation that president obama had with south africans when he was there and spent a lot of time reflecting
's not working. we have michelle fields who says what was supposed to be the democratic model of success has now become just the opposite. what is going on? >> yes, now, they were the early either adopters of obamacare. and unfortunately it has not been good for the state of maryland. they canceled about 70,000 plants because of the obamacare regulation and then all of michigan's health care plans were decided to be canceled because it was going from $50 a semester to $900 per semester. >> and has not been good. neil: a lot of people say you are exaggerating the exception and i know it's not just a small exception because this is happening times millions across the country and in states that have this all all working to the president's liking. it is not going well, and it's getting worse. >> they have about 150 people on call answering complaints and this is a blue state, a solid blue state. these are the people who were in favor of obamacare. who were rooting for obamacare. but they don't like you because they're having so many problems with of course the website and it's freezing. >> i can spe
michelle obama as well as the first lady of china. more than 123,000 people voted on online to pick the cub's name and dozens lined up early to get a good spot for the reveal. >> it's been years since we had a cub. we wanted to celebrate that and we also want to kind of get people excited. >> his mother mei xiang gave birth. can you imagine the mob scene that will be january at the national zoo when bao bao is relaesed to the public? >> if 123,000 people voted for the name, each one will want to come and see him. >> i can't wait to see her up close. she's adorable. >> stay with us. news 4 at 5:00 continues right now. >>> we have breaking news right now at 5:00 a.m. news 4's megan mcfwrath is on the scene of a the water main break. >> reporter: a major intersection that's affected. they have just begun the work of digging up this ruptured water main right at the intersection of benning road in northeast washington. the westbound lanes of benning are closed. all lanes of bladensburg lane are closed. this is a 12-inch main that ruptured early this morning. they have to finish digging it up and
a number of visitors, including first lady michelle obama. it also mandela became a living symbol of freedom -- nelson mandela became a living symbol of freedom and the strength of south africa and freedom beyond. has already begun at the south african embassy. hassle fella has more. >> at the south african embassy, a real-life reminder of this man's life and legacy. in front of the embassy, the nine foot statue made of bronze, designed by a south african sculptor, modeled after images of mandela back in 1990. the closed fist, almost signaling victory. he was jailed 27 years three decades ago, at the very spot where dozens of protesters, americans included, who were arrested because they were protecting against apartheid in south africa. we talked with this 12-year-old girl who came with her father to pay tribune to this man. we asked why anybody this young should care about his legacy. she said, because he fought for many people. >> i want to pray for his family, his him, and all the people suffering for his loss. and i would like to say thank you for him and everything he did fo
michelle obama will be in south africa on tuesday to pay their final respects to nelson mandela. they plan to attend a memorial in johannesburg at a stadium. the president will travel with former president george w. bush and laura on air force one. bill clinton and jimmy carter also plan to attend. the mandela family released their first statement since he passed away saying they've lost a great man. a son of the soil. here in d.c., a growing tribute outside the south african embassy in northwest. a steady stream of people have been coming since the news broke. one local d.c. resident said she was inspired by the former south african president and felt compelled to visit his statue. >> he was willing to give his life to what he believed in. he moved me. i had to be here. >> a memorial for mandela is being planned at the washington national cathedral on wednesday. >>> news 4 will have complete coverage as the world pays tribute to nelson mandela our. our own jim vance will also be in south africa next week. >>> an 85-year-old california man is home tonight after spending seven weeks as a pr
the incredible sacrifices our men and women in uniform make. first lady michelle obama invited service members and their children to the white house today to show off this year's christmas decorations. the tree in the blue room is dedicated to military families who often don't get the chance to spend the holidays with their loved ones. >> they aren't always able to make it home to see grandma and grandpa. as a consequence they have to find new ways to make the season bright. >> reporter: the first lady went into mommy mode during the event wiping one girl's sweater and soothing a 2-year-old who got knocked over by the first family's newest dog. the little girl was just fine and she even got a big old wet kiss from the dog. they made up. >> yeah. >> aw. >> it's tough. >> probably one of the most popular guests at the party. >> for sure. >> i would say. >>>m we're about to have kind of a wild ride, aren't we? >> i'm not sure i'm a popular guest nowadays after what i've got coming in. tomorrow, we will get up to 70. putting on that disguise, move in for the weekend because we could be in for one
the world. >> president obama, first lady michelle obama, the clintons, oprah will all join world leaders for mandela's state funeral next sunday. this sunday will be a national day of prayer and reflection in south africa. tuesday will be the official public memorial. here in the u.s. the president did order flags to fly at half staff until sunday in honor of the former south african president. >>> the most visual outpouring of grief and celebration of his life is taking place outside mandela's home in a suburb of johannesburg. alphonso van marsh is there. >> reporter: people streamed down the streets toward nelson mandela's johannesburg home singing songs of praise, prayer and freedom. they gathered to pay tribute to the former south african president who died at 95 surrounded by family not far from here. this man says he's not mourning. >> i get to celebrate his life. we cry among our joy and laugh and remember the good. >> reporter: some gave speeches. while others led group prayers remembering the man who ushered in democracy for all of south africa's people. >> deep in our heart a
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assistants. she is pulling no punches. let's get to more from london. michelle, good morning it you. >> reporter: hi. this has turned from a fraud trial into a very public dissection of nigella lawson's personal life. the former assistant's defense is that she had a daily cocaine habit among other drugs and that she would let them spend while they kept her secret. something that the celebrity today stridently denies. nigella lawson took the stand looking impeccably groomed. speaking loudly and confidently at first, but her voice often wared. at other times she angrily argued with the way her household was described. she said the staff were like members of her family -- >> i'm calm and ready for whatever life throws at me in the kitchen now. >> reporter: told the court that while she was generous with gifts to the sisters including a new set of teeth and. >> narrator: a nightclub, there was no authorization for them to spend more than $1 million over about five years. nigella's ex-husband, mogul charles saatchi agrees, but he testified when the sisters' allegations came to light, he
-- on nancy reagan through michelle obama. michael is joining us from new york. caller: thank you for your program. influenced -- [indiscernible] from columbia, maryland also on the phone. caller: good morning. i think you are doing a wonderful job. talking, igin will say our country is a great country overall. we are not declining. wet is happinening is that are all in a pot of stew and we money.our heads in our our future and everything is focusing on the outside world, businesses and jobs. our future kids are not going to be able to have a job in the future. it'sno not about who the best or worst president is. through our history we have had good presidents in america. what is going on is that we have our businesses in those countries. come lo tt of people who to this country, they come in here and they take in peoples' jobs. the worst thing is we are not following our laws anymore. call.thank you for the this is another tweeter saying -- bloomberg news has this story based on the economic power of the u.s. and the power viewed around the world. simon kennedy writes -- when the u.s. gre
that is 6:30 5 p.m. eastern time here on c-span. president obama and first lady michelle obama will be traveling to johannesburg on tuesday. it will be attending a memorial service for the late president nelson mandela and the service will be held at ace 80 mf holds about 94,000 people. held at a stadium that holds about 94,000 people. tens of thousands of local mourners in dozens of foreign leaders are expected. also expecting british prime cameron, french president francois hollande, and canadian prime minister stephen harper. the event tuesdays is one of two major events planned. his funeral is planned for next sunday in his hometown. but we're going to turn to long- term unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of the month unless congress extends them. the house democratic steering committee held a hearing to review the issue. witnesses included people receiving unemployment benefits. this is an hour and a half. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us for this hearing. good morning everyone. thank you very much for joining us for this hearing of this most
, michelle obama. we are live in mandela square where people are paying tribute to the former leader. good morning. >> good morning, dell. we're in santon, one of the wealthier areas of the city. this scene is being repeated across the country, candles, some electric, some real, people dropping by to drop off little mementos, lay down flowers and take a moment to be quiet in the presence of the great man himself. there's a huge statue at the end of the square. this is high end real estate, some of the priceyest real estate in the country. a lot of companies have office space in this neighborhood. nearby in the township, which we visited today, this is the place where nelson mandela first lived when he ran away from home so long ago and came to johannesburg. this is going to be one of the back drops for these celebrations of his life, unemployment in this country right now is about 25%, and according to european monitor labor survey, about 70% of those unemployed are 15-35 years old, the very young in south africa, face in considerable challenges at this point. so as the word leaders gather
of president obama and first lady michelle obama just having gotten on board air force one. they're going to take off and fly here to south africa, johannesburg for what is promising to be an epic memorial tomorrow, it will be held at the 90,000 people. the world is complexity, you talk about south africa, everything is complex, the nature of the burgeoning mixing of white and black and all the different regional languages that have to be here and the celebration is complicated. there's a sense of loss but also this joy of what mandela meant. you hear the music. you see the procession, different tribes, different religions all coming here and of course black and white together. the u.s. has president obama and also three former presidents coming as this echo around the world of the word of mandela's passing is generating this energy of inclusion, yet again complexity and that brings us to newt gingrich. he's joining us this morning and we're happy to have him. newt wrote a thoughtful piece about the passing of nelson mandela. newt had been one of the people early on pushing to end aparthe
on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson mandela will be buried in the remote village that he grew up in. >>> 7:16. today, south africa's parliament held a special session honoring nelson mandela. ♪ >>> yesterday, the south african government called for a
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